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ABOUT THE COURT

The Telšiai District Court

According to the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the courts of Lithuania are the only institution that enforces justice in the country.

To ensure that nothing affects the decisions of the courts that they are fair and impartial, the Constitution and the Law on the Courts provide that the courts, while administering justice, are independent of any other state power and management institutions, officials, political parties, organizations and other persons. Influencing the judicial activity leads to a legal liability. Court judgements can only be reviewed by a higher court and only in accordance with the legally prescribed procedure.

The system of courts, their competence, the organization of courts, the activity, administration and self-governance system, the status of judges, their appointment, career, responsibility, and other issues related to court activity are regulated by the Constitution, the Law on the Courts and other laws.

There are 22 general jurisdiction courts and specialized courts in Lithuania.

The District Court is the first instance to deal with criminal, civil and administrative offences (the jurisdiction of this court is laid down by law), cases falling within the jurisdiction of mortgage judges and cases relating to the enforcement of judgements and convictions. The judges of the district court also perform tasks of examining magistrates and other jurisdiction of the district court, which are assigned to them by law.

Since 1 January 2018, the Telšiai Regional Court, the Mažeikiai Regional Court and the Akmenė Regional Court have been merged to form the Telšiai District Court as part of the implementation of the court reform.

Besides 18 judges and 50 civil servants, the Telšiai District Court also has 27.5 additional positions for employees with employment contracts.